Dec 7, 2012 11:00pm EST
in pumping out the flooded brooklyn battery tunnel. 11 feet of water in that thing after superstorm sandy. i postponed giving him an answer because i hadn't looked at this company since it was spun out from itt last year. i always knew they had this great plumbing pipe division. xylem is an exciting pure play water company with products involved in the transportation, treatment of water. is there a way to play water? i'm using xylem from now on. this one sells water and waite water pumps along with filtration, disinfection, and biological treatment equipment primarily for utilities. stock's only up 3% for the year. but there's a reason. there's always a reason when the good ones aren't working. right? always a reason. and the answer is europe accounted for 37% of sales. >> the house of pain. >> yeah. that's last year. so we're concerned the weakness over there will dampen any positive effects from sandy. the president's asking for a huge ton of money now for sandy. if you want to own xylem i think you have to wait for a pullback maybe down to 24. that's a couple bucks below where it is now.
Dec 8, 2012 3:00am PST
don't think that war ever technically ended. and superstorm sandy brought devastated and will cost tens of billions of dollars and now the president is asking congress for 60 billion to help with the cleanup. peter doocy is live in washington with the latest on the recovery efforts. >> reporter: good morning, clayton, you're right the white house wrote a letter, the speaker of the house, to request 64.4 billion dollars and the number recommends funds needed to finance a recovery effort and help the region prepare for future challenges, including future severe storms and flooding as well as impacts associated with a changing climate. just because the white house is requesting 60.4 billion dollars doesn't necessarily mean it will be easily approved by the house of representatives, because money is tight right now and as spokeman for speaker boehner says simply, we have the request and we will review it. four u.s. senators from new york and new jersey, chuck schumer robert menendez and kirsten gillibrand says the money might get caught up with people wanting it elsewhere. and it's a